Weather - Forecast

Jan 30, 2014 2:10 PM by Stephen Bowers

Thursday Weather Update: Snow Approaching

As we told you this morning on News 5 Today, the weather pattern is active enough and complicated enough that the forecast likely will be changing with time.

The first big change is that snow could beginning a little earlier than we told you earlier. Teller County and western & northern El Paso County could see snow as early as 2-3 PM today. That snow could spread out along the Palmer Divide, and that could make for a sloppy commute home this evening around Colorado Springs, Monument, Calhan, and Peyton.

Overnight snow will be mainly limited to the same areas, but more snow likely will spread over the rest of Southern Colorado throughout Friday. That snow could be heavy at times. Through Saturday morning, expect 3-6" along the I-25 corridor from Colorado Springs to Pueblo. Localized spots of up to 8" cannot be ruled out, but they will be very isolated in nature. In Teller County and along the Wet Mountains and the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 6-12" of snow could fall. Most areas east of I-25 will see 1-3" of snow through Saturday morning.

Along with all of this, the avalanche risk is increasing in the mountains. You may be tempted to hit the slopes after all the snow, but Avalanche Warnings have been posted and the avalanche risk will be dangerously high.

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